Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Softly Signaling Life

“I Am Alive!” photo by Robbie Pruitt, © March 18, 2013

Softly Signaling Life

The little one bumps
In Morse code
Throughout the night
My hand rests gently
Listening intently to her
Trying to decipher babblings
From within the womb
Softly—through her mother’s skin
Until we both fade to sleep again

© March 18, 2013, Robbie Pruitt

This poem, Softly Signaling Life, was submitted to Open Link Night at dVerse Poets on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. To see more poems submitted, please visit the site. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time on Tuesday. Check “Mr. Linky” for this week’s poems here.


  1. Oh, I remember that. There is nothing like the feel of the first movement within the womb. Congratulations!

  2. beautiful the life within..calling out to be heard..

  3. wow...how interesting to think a child int eh womb communicating like that...made me think of the little hands and feet going across inside the belly and bumps they make...ha...cool...

  4. I love the idea of the morse code!

  5. Lovely - I remember that magic...

    Anna :o]

  6. that is so beautiful, communication with out words between the born and the unborn. thank you